Der Auftrag

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The Mission: Memory of a Revolution (Der Auftrag: Erinnerungen an eine Revolution), also known as The Task, is a postmodern drama by the (formerly East) German playwright Heiner Müller.

The original text

The play was written and first published in 1979. Müller and his wife Ginka Cholakova co-directed its first theatrical production in 1980, at the intimate 'Theatre im 3.Stock' studio space of the Volksbühne in Berlin (opening on 16 November).

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

The Task was presented at the Arena Theatre, Cape Town opening 6 December 1989, directed and designed by Anton Burggraaf starring Steven Raymond, Victoria Bartlett, Nkosinathi Gqotso, Pogiso Mogwera, Tania MacKenzie, Kurt Wustmann.


Wikipedia [1].

The Task programme, 1989.

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